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Attawapiskat declares state of emergency over water quality

 


The Attawapiskat band council in northern Ontario has declared a state of emergency after tests showed tap water had potentially harmful levels of trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs) — byproducts of the disinfection process created when chlorine interacts with high levels of organic materials in the community's water source.

The community has a separate system specifically for its drinking water supply that is filtered through a reverse-osmosis system which is distributed through two watering stations where community members can fill up jugs.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/attawapiskat-water-quality-emergency-1.5204652

 

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